Using the phonemic chart

This article looks at different ways of using the phonemic chart to teach pronunciation to your students.

Author: Adrian Tennant

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Many students have problems with the pronunciation of sounds in particular words. One problem is that English is not a phonetic language, so looking at the written word will often not help the students when it comes to speaking and pronunciation. In order to help our students, teachers often write the words using the phonemic alphabet so that students can see how the word should be pronounced, but this relies on the students knowing the phonemic alphabet and the sounds that correspond to the different symbols. Sometimes teachers ask me how they can teach their students the phonemic alphabet, so here are some ideas based on using the interactive phonemic chart available to download here. Your students can also download the Sounds App here to practise on mobile devices.

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